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Cadet Programs => Cadet Programs Management & Activities => Topic started by: 00 on July 13, 2020, 05:32:11 pm

Title: TLC Refresher
Post by: 00 on July 13, 2020, 05:32:11 pm
"2.4.2.3. The TLC Refresher is a brief web-based course for graduates who desire to refresh their
training and review any enhancements made to the Cadet Program during the previous 4 years."

Does anyone know where to find this? I've looked in LMS and AXIS.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: dwb on July 13, 2020, 05:37:46 pm
Disregard, I misread.

The TLC refresher doesn't exist yet.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: TheSkyHornet on July 15, 2020, 03:55:28 pm
Like many "Will be coming soon" items, this item has yet to come, and soon has yet to arrive.

You'll need to do the refresher in the TLC class to say "current."
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Jester on July 16, 2020, 11:22:48 am
Considering the actual courses haven't been updated yet I don't know if the refresher will ever come online.

I always just add/update the info in my TLC courses myself.  If it's a one-day course required every 4 years, I don't think a web-based refresher is even worth the effort to create and maintain.  Just do the in-person (or remote) version once per Presidential term to stay current.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: TheSkyHornet on July 16, 2020, 04:58:00 pm
Quote from: Jester on July 16, 2020, 11:22:48 amConsidering the actual courses haven't been updated yet I don't know if the refresher will ever come online.

I always just add/update the info in my TLC courses myself.  If it's a one-day course required every 4 years, I don't think a web-based refresher is even worth the effort to create and maintain.  Just do the in-person (or remote) version once per Presidential term to stay current.

I think it would be more beneficial to make an online recurrent an annual or biennial course. I'd like to see it a bit more frequently than every 4 years.

But, if you really want to "stay current," consider being an instructor at a TLC.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Paul Creed III on July 17, 2020, 01:49:45 pm
Quote from: TheSkyHornet on July 16, 2020, 04:58:00 pm
Quote from: Jester on July 16, 2020, 11:22:48 amConsidering the actual courses haven't been updated yet I don't know if the refresher will ever come online.

I always just add/update the info in my TLC courses myself.  If it's a one-day course required every 4 years, I don't think a web-based refresher is even worth the effort to create and maintain.  Just do the in-person (or remote) version once per Presidential term to stay current.

I think it would be more beneficial to make an online recurrent an annual or biennial course. I'd like to see it a bit more frequently than every 4 years.

But, if you really want to "stay current," consider being an instructor at a TLC.

Let's hope it gets rolled into VOLU so it the course content can be refreshed as needed quickly and courses can be run in-person or online steadily.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Jester on July 17, 2020, 09:10:52 pm
According to the chief of E&T TLC won't be rolled into the new program but will remain under the ownership of CP.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Eclipse on July 17, 2020, 09:34:09 pm
Maxwell, AL, where silos go to die.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: PHall on July 17, 2020, 10:12:11 pm
More likely CP wants to keep control so they can make changes and update on their schedule and not rely on someone else to do it when they get around to it.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Eclipse on July 17, 2020, 10:21:11 pm
Yes, that would be the very definition of a silo in this context, and not
how you run an large organizaiton that has cross-functional training needs.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: dwb on July 18, 2020, 12:54:55 am
FWIW, TLC also does not require Volunteer University trained and approved instructors.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Eclipse on July 18, 2020, 01:07:14 am
Quote from: dwb on July 18, 2020, 12:54:55 amFWIW, TLC also does not require Volunteer University trained and approved instructors.

Should we start the clock on how long that idea lasts, too?

(And for the record I support it.)
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Paul Creed III on July 18, 2020, 12:34:56 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on July 18, 2020, 01:07:14 am
Quote from: dwb on July 18, 2020, 12:54:55 amFWIW, TLC also does not require Volunteer University trained and approved instructors.

Should we start the clock on how long that idea lasts, too?

(And for the record I support it.)

Seems to generally work well with all that ES and pilot stuff. (shrugs)

(Speaking as a SET myself who has taught a fair amount. My Wing DO keeps letting me teach students anyway.)
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: Jester on July 18, 2020, 02:42:12 pm
Quote from: PHall on July 17, 2020, 10:12:11 pmMore likely CP wants to keep control so they can make changes and update on their schedule and not rely on someone else to do it when they get around to it.

Yep, once every other Presidential administration, whether it needs it or not.
Title: Re: TLC Refresher
Post by: TheSkyHornet on July 19, 2020, 01:35:04 pm
Quote from: PHall on July 17, 2020, 10:12:11 pmMore likely CP wants to keep control so they can make changes and update on their schedule and not rely on someone else to do it when they get around to it.

Considering the dynamics of the Cadet Program, and how training methodology changes, not to forget that culture changes rapidly and how we interact with cadets evolves in order to keep their attention and work with them through common adolescent issues of the era...it's not a bad idea to want to be able to move with greater flexibility.